Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop ?

Slowing computer I have a computer that got a virus (someone downloaded a program that had anti virus in the title thinking it was a real anti virus program). I went through and reformatted it, deleted the partition, created a new partition, formatted the partition and reinstalled windows XP. Now it is running at a craw and takes almost a half an hour to do a reset. Is it possible the memory and/or bios were infected and retained the virus causing it to slow (or the virus to return)? Also I trie


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Before you do anything there is a free virus program called AVG. It is very powerful and will work on any system. Just google Free AVG and download it. Run it and see if it at least quarantines the virus.
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\015\012Second option is to get a disk cleaning software. I use Disk Scrubber. Backup your personal files like docs, favorites, etc. Use the Disk Clean to wipe everythng off of your drive, then reload...that will take care of it.You can download the AVG software and run it again to make sure.
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\015\012Yes, there are Terminate and Stay (TSR) viruses that copy themselves into memory and infect everything. Since it is in memory, disk cleaning does not do any good. For more information on those google TSR.boot virus. Good luck and let me know how it works out.
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I came across this forum which I think could be of some use to you. Read through the discussion
\015\012http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=201192&messageID=2158097
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\015\012I hope this helps you resolve your problem
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